Sohonet launches dedicated storage service17 June 2013
Sohonet has introduced Sohonet Media Storage, the first private cloud storage as a service platform, tuned and optimised for the media sector and accessed via its Sohonet Media Network.
Sohonet Media Storage is a flexible storage solution which provides additional and supplementary storage capability to existing infrastructures when local storage has reached critical or maximum utilisation.
Ben Dair, Sohonet’s director of product management, commented, “As digital workloads rapidly increase, the demands made on media companies’ IT infrastructure, especially at peak times, is often unsustainable. Media companies and service providers are crying out for a short term, flexible storage service that enables them to expand and extend storage capability on production or post production projects quickly, easily and without having to purchase and maintain assets. Sohonet Media Storage has been developed to respond to this need by providing flexible, affordable access to short and long-term archiving, back up, and parking as well as a viable option for intermediate storage or as an alternative to LTO or portable disks.”
Sohonet Media Storage is attached and embedded within the Sohonet Media Network which ensures productions and post production companies can use their Sohonet Media Network connection at speeds of up to 10Gbit/s, with no data transfer charges in or out, or bandwidth limitations on transfer speeds. The solution is built on Open Stack technology, and the service provides customers with one Terabyte to multiple Petabytes of data storage.
Damien Carroll (pictured), chief operating officer, Sohonet, said, “Sohonet has an unrivalled reputation as a global leader in network connectivity and data management for the media and entertainment community. We understand exactly what our media customers need to help them meet the many challenges of a demanding digital world, and we are extending our expertise beyond the network, to include a range of specialist, media-aware offerings, on an infrastructure-as-a-service basis.”